September 14 + 15, 2021
Stuttgart, Germany

f-cell award

Congratulations to the winners for 2020! 

Category “Research and Development”: Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems

They contributed their project “Through-Plane Ionomer Gradients in Fuel Cell Catalyst Layers for Enhanced Power Density” and received a €10,000 prize.

Category “Products and Markets”: Ionomr Innovations Inc.

They contributed their project “Pemion™ Hydrocarbon Proton Exchange Membranes and Ionomers for Fuel Cell Applications” and received a €10,000 prize.


Award Winners of Previous Years

Below you can find the winners of previous years.


Category: "Research & Development":

Winner: Hahn Schickard Research Institute
Project: Nanofiber interlayer for PEM water electrolysis: strongly improved efficiency and durability

Category “Products and Markets”:

Winner: Alstom
Project: Alstom iLINT Hydrogen Fuel Cell Hybrid Regional Passenger Train


Winner "Innovative Cooperation Projects and Concept Ideas between Baden-Württemberg and Norway":

Project: CO2-free production and distribution of green hydrogen in a collaborative project
Project partners: Hy2gen AG (Holzgerlingen) and Norsk H2 AS (Suldal, Norway)

Special mention

Project: Segmented Bipolar Plates for Alkaline Water Electrolysis
Project partners: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt DLR (Stuttgart), NEL ASA (Oslo), and Helmbold - Messtechnik für Brennstoffzellen (Hofheim)


Winner Category "Research & Development“:

Project: Textile carbon fibre electrodes for microbial fuel cells (TexKoMBZ)
Project partners: Institut für Textiltechnik Augsburg gGmbH und Institute of Applied Microbiology of RWTH Aachen

Category "Products & Market“:

Project: Optimized media for micronAir fuel cell filter type N
Project Partners: Freudenberg Filtration Technologies SE & Co. KG


Category "Products & Market":

Winner: Solaris Bus & Coach S.A.
Runner-up: Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH

Category "Research & Development“:

Winner: Forschungszentrum Jülich: Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
Runner-up: German Aerospace Center: Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics and Hydrogenics Corporation


Category "Products & Market"

Winner: ElringKlinger AG

Category "Research & Development":

Winner: Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Technischen Fakultät der Universität Freiburg


Category "Science":

Winner: Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik der Universität Freiburg

Category "Classic":

Winner: Daimler AG
Runner-up: Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH
Runner-up: Viessmann Werke GmbH & Co. KG


Category "Science":

Winner: Fraunhofer Institut IFAM
Runner-up: Universität Ulm

Category "Classic":

Runner-up: Wenger Engineering GmbH

Category "Start Up":

Winner: eZelleron GmbH


Category "Science"

Winner: CAN GmbH

Category "Classic":

Winner: Ceramic Fuel Cells GmbH

Category "Start Up":

Winner: New enerday GmbH


f-cell award

Gold: Daimler AG
Silver: Robert Bosch GmbH
Bronze: SFC Energy and N2telligence GmbH


f-cell award

Gold: REINZ-Dichtungs-GmbH
Silver: WS Reformer GmbH
Bronze: GM Alternative Propulsion Center Europe


f-cell award

Gold: Daimler AG
Silver: Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH
Bronze: Uni Freiburg and Micronas GmbH

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